Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz, Race and Empire in the Age of the Cold War
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Fellowship Work Summary, 1996–97
Penny M. Von Eschen researched her current project, drafting three chapters of a manuscript tentatively entitled Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz, Race, and Empire in the Age of the Cold War. She indexed and revised proofs for Race against Empire: Black Americans and Anticolonialism, 1937—57, which Cornell University Press published in April, and wrote two essays to be included in edited volumes: "Satchmo Blows Up the World: Exploding Cold War Racial Ideology" for Cold War Constructions: The Political Culture of U.S. Imperialism, 1945—1963 (University of Massachusetts Press, 1998) and "The Cold War Seduction of Harold Cruse" for The Black Intellectual in Crisis (Routledge, 1998).